Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPANorthern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale

Added by jmatthew on 10-15-2001

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 24oz bomber with no visible BB date. 2012 vintage. Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. I enjoyed SN's Southern Hemisphere wet hop ale, so I hope this matches the quality.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A deep coppery-orange hue with light haze and medium carbonation. Produces a vast head of creamy off-white foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a surface layer. Great lacing all down the glass. Aroma of fruity hops with hints of citrus and grass. Underpinned by grainy caramel malt, earthy yeast and a touch of sweetness.

Tastes of caramel malt with a fruity hop character and a powerful bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, grass, faint pine, caramel, grain, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, with a strident bitterness upon swallowing. A hint of solventy booze in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and caramel malt.

Tasty stuff - a beer of substance. Plenty of hops, as might be expected for a wet hop brew. Looks fantastic, and the aroma/flavour are solid. I'm a little surprised the alcohol comes through as much as it does, but there you go. Good body. Quality - might be a bit late to find one now, but if you do see it in the future it is well worth your while.

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1 pint 8 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is a lovely amber color with soft orange highlights. The three fingers of off-white head are rocky in appearance and have some staying power.

S - I get some citrus, caramel malt. I also smell some wet grass which is interesting.

T - The taste is a lot more bitter than the smell suggests. I'm assuming some citrus or something else would come through if this beer were fresh. I do get a little caramel malt, but the bitterness is overpowering.

M - It is kind of thin for an IPA and lower in carbonation than expected.

O - This beer is all bitter. That is not my favorite approach to an IPA. I doubt I would like it much better fresh. I am impressed that it held this much flavor for a fall seasonal IPA.

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,636 ratings.
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